Used 2012 Toyota Prius Four for Sale
2012 Toyota Prius Four in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Available in Ellicott City, MD
Reviews for 2012 Toyota Prius
Amazing car and great deal
It has great gas mileage, handles very well. Good for road trips or just commuting. Not a single thing I don't like about this car.
Worth the $
First and foremost, the Prius is exceptional at saving gas money. I've averaged about one fill-up every three weeks for between $20-25 each time. In contrast, the Toyota Tacoma I used to drive required a fill-up every ten days or so for $50-60. It's a nice-looking car with a decent, if not always practical, interior. There are two things you'll need to get used to: (1) the vision out the back window is limited because it's a hatchback. That makes it somewhat difficult to back up, and when using the rear view mirror your vision is compromised as well. (2) the Prius requires a heavy foot on the gas pedal to get it moving. You get used to it -- it's not a big deal. But when you move from the Prius to a different auto, you need to be careful since a heavy foot on other vehicles can result in a jolt. Overall, I like the car, and the gas savings appeals to me. It's not perfect, though, so be sure to test drive enough so you have a sense of what you're getting.
Obvious hybrid fuel economy is a definite plus. I was surprised at the power, can go from 75 to 100 to pass long lines of cars without much effort at all. I'm a big truck country kinda guy, and have always hated the Prius out of principle. After driving one for a year while commuting 500 mi a week, I really don't have anything bad to say about it, except the braking. Due to the varying friction from the charging mechanism, your brake pedal pressure will never be consistent and smooth braking is almost impossible, with slow braking to, say a stop light. Hard, emergent braking is unaffected.
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